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Windows 7: Upgrading my PC to run games smoothly, budget of $250ish

14 Jan 2012   #1
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Upgrading my PC to run games smoothly, budget of $250ish

So I posted a thread on whether it was possible to build a gaming PC for $250, it was not. I'm wondering if it would be better to upgrade some of my PC's hardware so it can run games?

Here's my current PC specs;









And here's the HP page for my PC HP Media Center m7000 Desktop PC series*-* HP Business Support Center

Could you guys recommend hardware that would be compatible with my computer?

Thanks, jloc.


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15 Jan 2012   #2
BathingApe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No point of upgrading that computer with your budget. For example if you upgrade your CPU (which would cost ~$250) you will still have a bad graphics card, bad memory and I assume a bad PSU and vice versa to upgrading the rest. And if you did increase your budget I wouldn't upgrade that computer but make a completely new one as all the hardware on that is pretty much outdated.
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15 Jan 2012   #3
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I know the feeling to upgrade, but based on your budget you might as well save and upgrade to what you would need to play those games. I don't know how you earn a living but maybe try to find other methods to suppliment your income maybe just long enough to get enough money to get what you want.
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15 Jan 2012   #4
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Oh well, thanks for your help!
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